Autumn descended swiftly upon us in Boyertown just in time for a beautiful Oktoberfest weekend. Our staff and volunteers stood back with pride as we saw our little Town Center parking lot once again take form into a beer garden, a concert venue, and a festival all in one. I found myself regularly reaching for the camera only to see that a few shots couldn't capture the warmth of families gathered at Maggpie Rental's wooden tables to have lunch and watch traditional Auerhahn Schuhplatter Verein German dancers or the comradery of a group of friends sharing a local brew beneath the glow of the string lights under the beer tent.
From 6pm Friday evening to 10pm Saturday evening, multitudes of joyous faces of residents and visitors greeted us to support our organization and our community. We danced, we sang, we had some friendly competition in our Stein Relay and Stein Holding contests, we ate and we drank.....oh boy did we drink. Each beer ticket, face painting, and dollar bill dropped into our donations mugs was a testament to Building a Better Boyertown's vision: "Boyertown is a welcoming, vibrant, and engaging community for people from all walks of life. We cherish and support its history, arts, businesses, retail, agriculture and offer an unparalleled tourist experience."
Whether you live in the borough or visit from out of town - whether you're German by blood or just like a good brew - we thank you. Your support opens doors and keeps them open, plants trees, preserves history and promises a prosperous future. Next year, come by for another round of 'Ein Prosit'. We can't wait to welcome you.
Our heroes include a well-oiled machine of 'celebrity' bartenders, our fast-counting ticket and wristband sellers, our charismatic emcee and sound director Mack Party Pros, the breweries who partnered with us for our Tasting Preview and every hand that set up a chair, power cord, and pop-up tent. We cannot thank enough our amazing sponsors (both monetary and in-kind), Mayor Carnes, our Borough, our Board of Directors, and our talented Events Coordinator, Amanda Machik. We couldn't create this experience without you. Prost!